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5.4 Natural Selection and Evolution

  • How does evolution work by a process of natural selection?
  • Do you understand that many mutations are harmful but some are neutral and a few are beneficial?
  • How can resistance to antibiotics increase in bacterial populations?

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Watch this great animation from ‘Stated Clearly’s’ YouTube channel

Watch David Attenborough explain the Tree of Life.

Watch another video from ‘Stated Clearly’ which describes the process of evolution in more detail.

Or this very clear explanation.

Click here to read more about peppered moths as an example of natural selection.

Click here to learn more about Darwin and play the survival game.

Try this great Ted Ed Lesson on Superbugs

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Extension Material

Watch this brilliant clip where scientists and computer experts have used programming to bring to life the walk of the primeval link between ape and man.

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